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, to his left lieutenant colonel dana, marine corps installation west. thank you. let me go ahead and start off by talking a little bit and just going back over some of the discussions yesterday that i think are going to play into this discussion. we had vice admiral beeman talk a little bit yesterday about capabilities and vice admiral zunkoff talked about partnerships, unity of effort, unity of command. mayor lee talked about dod efforts, expertise, community efforts and as we go into all those discussions today you will see best practices applied during the 10 years from those fires. i have the pleasure of working for administrator fuget in fema headquarters. fema's role is to coordinate response between state and local governments and his focus, his direction to us really comes down it 3 things. he asks us to always plan for the worst case, the maximum of the maximums and it's go to see the department of defense is incorporating this within the catastrophe policy that was spoken about a little earlier. no. 2, he asked us to sppbld and are able to stabilize an incident within 72 hours
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
loud. >> wow. >> dana and i were getting our hair and makeup done and getting a ride to a live show, eric, which you said we should be on the road. we were on the road in front of a live studio audience and we were late. eric opened the show with three empty chairs and they cut and threw it to bret baier. [laughter] >> sort of like -- wow. >> groundhog day. >> like the other day. >> stop being late. we need to start the show. >> kidding. it was a dream. >> that's called a nightmare. >> come on, let's go. >> what? my turn? okay. check out this video -- anything cannot be better than this. look at this video, it's a great dane. his name is scooby and a little boy named cape. awesome. >> huge. very, very cute. >> we are running out of time. let's move on. >> go ahead. >> the traffic reporter for good day cincinnati has dance party fridays. take a look at this. >> i think there is going to be a long, long line, of cars trying to get to work on time, i'm just the man to get you there. >> he gets up and starts dancing. i love this guy. he's from a different affiliate. but that's awesome.
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
on the presidency, congress, campaigns, and elections, and american politics. back to the phones. dana from houston, texas, is on the line for independents. caller: a wanted to make a point to your comment earlier. i teach political science in houston. we teach students one of the roles of the president is our party leader is a fund-raiser. we ask ourselves about the president campaigning. that is part of his job. i would like to see a system where electoral college votes are awarded on a proportional basis. i want to ask if that would have an effect on how much campaign the president would have to do. i teach at the university of history downtown. i teach united states government ii. guest: thank you for your call in the good work you do teaching political science. part of the president's job is being the leader of his party. in my research, and was able to interview one of the last surviving aides to president he said the american people like to embrace the myth the president can be above politics. we do not like the idea that for him to be good at his job, he needs to be a good politician. if yo
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dana. good morning. >> good morning. >> here we are again. how is this all going to shape up? >> i think it was a very long season from black friday until christmas, 32 days. week one, week four were the strongest weeks. how it's going to shape up it will be a lone single-didn't increase. that's what it feels like. retails did not have a lot of inventory, so consumers when they were out there had to buy what they saw. >> so it sounds like you're saying mediocre. >> it should have been better. the theme is it should have been a better christmas than it was. >> do you think the fiscal cliff played into it and how so? >> i think it was a lot of things. the uncertainty, the tragedy in connecticut, hurricane sandy and everyone replenishing their home item. where was the good news. >> i have a hard time with somebody deciding between a toy or something else a grandmother says, oh, well it's the fiscal cliff. how much does that play into consumer spending? >> what we saw is walmart's ceo come into it. it certainly wasn't the whole reason but it was certainly part of it